The annual Oxford Dance Symposium
Organised by Michael Burden and Jennifer Thorp
The first Dance Symposium at New College took place on 21 April 1999 with 'Dance on the English Stage', and has become a yearly event. Each symposium is designed to explore different aspects of dance, with particular reference to its musical, theatrical, literary and social context during the long eighteenth-century.
17th Annual Oxford Dance Symposium
will take place at New College, Oxford on
21 & 22 April 2015
‘Dancing for Anniversaries and Occasions: Chamber, Court, Theatre & Assembly’
The 2015 symposium will address dancing at anniversaries and occasions of all sorts and in all contexts, from Court masques to the Duchess of Richmond's ball on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo, and beyond. We particularly welcome papers which deal with private occasions.
However, the Oxford dance symposia as a whole focus on the technique, practice and philosophy of dance during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, and we welcome papers on any aspect of dance during this period.